A solution-processable polymer photocatalyst for hydrogen evolution from water

Duncan J. Woods, Reiner Sebastian Sprick, Charlotte L. Smith, Alexander J. Cowan, Andrew I. Cooper

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Abstract

Direct photocatalytic water splitting is an attractive strategy for clean energy production, but multicomponent nanostructured systems that mimic natural photosynthesis can be difficult to fabricate because of the insolubility of most photocatalysts. Here, a solution-processable organic polymer is reported that is a good photocatalyst for hydrogen evolution from water, either as a powder or as a thin film, suggesting future applications for soluble conjugated organic polymers in multicomponent photocatalysts for overall water splitting.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1700479
Number of pages6
JournalAdvanced Energy Materials
Volume7
Issue number22
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Nov 2017

Keywords

  • conjugated polymers
  • organic
  • photocatalysis
  • soluble
  • solution processable

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